|photo by Matthew Murphy|
This class for advanced students will combine the athleticism and virtuosity of Larry Keigwin's work. Class will be guided by a gradual, yet strong flow, beginning with a walking mediation and followed by exercises designed to work on articulating and sequencing through limbs to warm up the body. Material for the class will be shaped by Keigwin's distinctive vocabulary, combining physicality and theatricality with a contemporary, pop perspective. Phrase work will move through space while investigating the use of weight and speed. With a sense of play, this class will encourage students to discover authentic movement while fine tuning technique.
Larry Keigwin is a native New Yorker and graduate from Hofstra University, where he received a BA in Dance. He founded KEIGWIN + COMPANY in 2003 and as Artistic Director, Keigwin has led the company as it has performed at theaters and dance festivals throughout New York City and across the country. In addition to his work with K+C, recent commissions include Works & Process at the Guggenheim, The Juilliard School, The New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute, and The Martha Graham Dance Company, among many others. In 2010, Keigwin was named the Vail International Dance Festival’s first artist in residence, during which time he created and premiered a new work with four of ballet’s most prominent stars. Also in 2010, he staged the opening event of Fashion Week: “Fashion’s Night Out: The Show,” which was produced by Vogue. In 2011, Keigwin choreographed the new musical, Tales of the City, at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, as well as the new off-Broadway production of RENT, now running at New World Stages. Keigwin has most recently been commissioned to create a new ballet on the Royal Ballet of New Zealand. Keigwin’s other choreographic credits include work with the pop band Fischerspooner, comedian Murray Hill, and as an associate choreographer for The Radio City Rockettes. www.LarryKeigwin.com